WikiLeaks: NSA spied on Abe

Alleged operations to bug phones date back at least a decade

Number of Japanese women in work surges

Females represent 43% of workforce, highest since records began

Japan justified in new defence posture

Abe needs to sell security stance better, at home and abroad

Nintendo: get splatting

The real earnings bonus will be a successful launch on smartphones

Japan military expansion questioned

Seiko Noda says national pacifism is a ‘badge of honour’

BoJ edges towards new inflation measure

The bank is doing better using a ‘hardcore’ definition of CPI that strips out food and energy costs

Japan’s banks top cross-border lending

Low interest rates help groups surpass UK rivals

Senior official quits over Japan stadium

Kubo’s resignation comes after PM Abe scraps $2bn design

FT and Nikkei differences do not mean a clash

The Japanese group’s values are about giving readers what they want and expect

Historic trade deal inches nearer in Maui

Five-year long talks culminate in meetings over final agreement

IMF warns Japan to step up reforms

Modest recovery at risk if Abenomics is not ‘reloaded’, says fund

Japan crosses historic tourism threshold

Weak yen and surge of Chinese visitors buoy numbers for 2015

Japan’s elderly skew inflation shake-up

Car wax out and cat litter added to new consumer price index

Toshiba: accounting tosh

Scandal should be a chance for reorganisation

Japan ramps up warnings over China

Criticism focuses on ‘coercive attempts to change the status quo’ and land reclamation activities

Mitsubishi Materials says sorry to US POWs

Apology is the first offered by a Japanese corporation

Japan reassures China over security bills

Abe sends official to Beijing to defuse fears on defence measures

Japan scraps $2bn Olympic stadium design

Abe wades in following public outcry over ballooning costs

Baby goods makers take punt on Abenomics

Japanese economic policy tipped to boost fertility rates

Abe pushes self-defence bill through Diet

Rally in support of Japan’s pacifist constitution draws 20,000